Supply Chain Risk Management Blog


Crucial cover for pharma with new business interruption insurance We’ve seen all too often the disruption events such as extreme weather can bring to pharmaceutical production, but it doesn’t always require a natural catastrophe to shut things down. The end-point … Continue reading

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The thing about the hurricane season is it’s always easy to speak too soo. We noted a couple of weeks ago that Puerto Rico, a key production centre for pharma manufacturers, had escaped the worst of hurricane Irma. Yet the … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irma once again shows us the importance of mapping supply chain risks for the pharmaceuticals industry. The storm has passed, but the effects will be felt for months to come. In the Florida Keys up to a quarter of … Continue reading

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There’s work to be done on all sides – not just by the negotiators – to prepare supply chains for a future outside the EU. For anyone already sick of Brexit, Michael Barnier’s recent announcement won’t have been encouraging: “The hard … Continue reading

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Continuous manufacturing could have significant success in improving the pharmaceuticals supply chain, but challenges remain. The journey to continuous manufacturing in pharmaceuticals is going to be a long one. As a recent report on another, related technology – 3D printing – made … Continue reading

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Businesses have a window of opportunity to make preparations for a more protectionist future. It will not be open forever. John Major’s intervention aside, a hard Brexit remains the government’s position on the EU, and industries are starting to take … Continue reading

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It’s a new year, but the problems for supply chains are much the same. Among them, increasingly, is industrial action. December drew comparisons with the Winter of Discontent with strikes or threats by Post Office staff, train and tube drivers, … Continue reading

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The new Cyber Highway service makes it easier than ever for businesses to start to asses the cyber security of their suppliers. It’s an opportunity more need to take. Cyber is rising up the supply chain. Last month former Home … Continue reading

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EU vote has brought risks, but also opportunities. It’s time for a review. Brexit is among the factors pushing supply chain risks to a three-year high, according to a new survey. The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply quarterly Risk … Continue reading

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Brexit means uncertainty and complexity for supply chains, but that shouldn’t stop us planning We know the result, but not much more. The only certain conclusion we can draw from the EU referendum vote is that we’re in for a … Continue reading

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SCAIR (Supply Chain Analysis of Interruption Risks) is available as a Cloud Hosted  Software As A Service model. You can expect your Supply Chain Risk Management provider to take data security seriously and we work hard to ensure that sensitive … Continue reading